First Ever LIVE 56 Hour Open House

Real Estate Agent with EXIT REALTY BEND

Houdini strapped himself into a straightjacket and hung upside down off the roof of a building where 50,000 people watched him escape is 1916. People have been rolling over Niagara Falls in barrels for decades, walking across tightropes between buildings for years and celebreties like David Cooperfield have summoned the attention of millions by performing spectacular illusions that overwhelmed, stunned and entertained.

Jim Mazziotti, the principal broker and franchise owner of EXIT Realty Bend, located in beautiful Bend, Oregon, has done none of the above. Although he works to dazzle his clients with customer service and creative marketing techniques to get their homes sold, he is far from having the talents of the David Copperfields of the world.....but maybe...just maybe...a straightjacket might be appropriate for this "Houdini of Real Estate!"

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday morning, March 13th, Jim will sequester himself at one of his EXIT Realty Bend's many bank owned listings for 56 continuous hours.  Jim will eat, sleep, bathe and everything else one might do in their home for a 56 hour continuous stint.  And in the spirit of the famous Jim Carey movie, "The Truman Show," Jim will do it all LIVE on with the first LIVE 56 Hour Open House ever done in the United States!

"I was inspired by a Canadian real estate agent, Kye Grace," said Mazziotti.  "Equipped with a sleeping bag and mostly alone, he conducted a live open in Vancouver.  He found a way to bring people to his virtual doorstep.....and we are going to take it to the next level.  It will be a first in our industry!  I honestly believe that this event is just one more pardigm shift our industry will experience. My feeling is that if you beleive that the real estate business should be done the way it has always been done...well....get out of the are about to be run over," he said.

Mazziotti will hold his 56 HOUR OPEN HOUSE with the help of 11 of his EXIT Realty Bend agents and with a select group of preferred partners and event sponsors. For 56 hours Jim will coordinate LIVE presentations from mortgage lenders, inspectors, apprasiers, financial advisors, title companies and other professionals from real estate related business and industry. "I'm not here to look pretty or pretend that I have a clue about live television production....but those who stop by our live internet event will have the opportunity to hear about real estate issues and programs that are important right now, " he continued. 

The event won't be all business. There will be topics discussed such as first time homebuyer programs, government home ownership opportunities, home ownership tax incentives and dozens of other reall estate topics. Each EXIT agent will be responsible for securing a lineup of excellent speakers and well known experts.  "We are going to have some fun too, Mazziotti said.  One of my preferred lenders is one of Bend's finest jazz musicians, so I asked him to talk about lending and play some live piano at a planned wine & cheese event at the open house," said Mazziotti.  We want folks to come to our live webcast on and have the ability to learn something, hear about the real estate opportunities in fantastic Central Oregon and have some fun along the way!" Mazziotti hopes that Central Oregonians will stop by the open house as well to say hello and see a beautiful home.

On March 13th viewers will be able to access the LIVE event by entering <>. Another access point will be set up at and a complete schedule of presentations will be available on the EXIT56HourOpenHouse website as well!   The preferred partners and sponsors will also be listed and acknowledged on his site

In the tradition of EXIT, this is just another benchmark to founder, Steve Morris's, goals to be exceptional and outflank the competition.  Jim Mazziotti is well on his way to meeting those goals!

Jim Mazziotti is the Principal Broker and Franchise Owner of EXIT Realty Bend. He has been a Realtor for 15 years in Iowa and Oregon. For more information on this first ever event to be held in the United States contact Jim Mazziotti at or by phone at 541-480-8835.





Naoma Doriguzzi
Virginia Beach - Virginia Beach, VA
New Media Director

That is defintiely different way to host an open house. I hope it turns out a success for you and might just take a peak while you are there!

Feb 27, 2009 12:06 PM
Keith Pound
Realtor, Auctioneer - Louisville, KY - 502-645-5950

Is this crazy or what? Sounds like something I would do or maybe should do. I'll be watching to see what happens. GOOD LUCK.

Mar 12, 2009 02:56 PM
Tony Fantis
Fantis Group Real Estate - Salt Lake City, UT
Realtor,Principal Broker - Salt Lake City

What a crazy stunt!  Way to go with getting the extra advertising and coverage.  I hope everyone doesn't expect this from you in the future!  Best wishes!

Mar 12, 2009 04:58 PM